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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resigns

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said, according to Associated Press.

The news agency reported the decision, which comes nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

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Mayor: Ferguson officer 'will get no severance deal'

The police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, did not get a severance deal when he resigned, the mayor has confirmed.

Darren Wilson handed in his notice after days of protests in the town following a grand jury's decision not to indict him for the shooting, saying he feared for his own safety and that of his fellow officers.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles confirmed Wilson would get "no severance or extension of benefits" after his resignation.

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